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Frank McLaughlin has worked on wellknown American newspaper strips including Nancy, Brenda Starr and Gil Thorp, and was a regular inker for Marvel and DC. His latest project with long time collaborator Dick Giordano is the graphic novel White Viper, which can be seen at ComicMix.com. He also teaches at Paier College in Connecticut. Jeff McLaughlin talks to him.
Jeff: Are comics an art-form?
Frank: That’s the first question they ask you in art school – What is art? I don’t know what it is – nobody knows what the hell it is. It’s just one of those trick questions that people liked to discuss over coffee in the hippie days. But you know it’s not important because everybody is an artist of some kind. The minute you pick up a pencil and draw something you’re an artist. If you arrange flowers you’re an artist.